pharisaism definition

  • noun:
    • The doctrines and practices associated with Pharisees.
    • Hypocritical observance of letter of spiritual or ethical legislation regardless of the spirit; sanctimoniousness.
    • The doctrines and practices, or even the personality and spirit, of Pharisees
    • Rigid observance of additional types of religion, without real piety; hypocrisy in faith; a censorious, self-righteous nature in matters of morals or manners.
    • The notions, doctrines, and conduct for the Pharisees, as a sect.
    • Rigid observance of outside forms of religion, without real piety; hypocrisy in faith; a censorious, self-righteous nature in issues of morals or manners.
    • Pharisaic doctrine and training; zeal when it comes to ‘traditions of the elders,” while the exact observance of the ritual regulations; ergo, rigid observance of exterior rites and forms of faith without genuine piety; hypocrisy in faith.

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